Here at the OSD it is our goal to provide as many resources as possible to keep you informed about what is going on in our district. This page provides a detailed list of those resources that will keep you updated on all the news and events going on in our district!
Capital High School - InterHigh
A glimpse into 'InterHigh', a teen leadership event hosted by Capital High School. All schools throughout ESD 113 are invited to participate in this amazing event. The future leaders of tomorrow are learning the requisite skills today!
Back to school resources
The first day of school for the Olympia School District is Wednesday, September 7! We have put together a few resources that will make it easier for our students and parents to get the school year off to a great start! On our back to school page you will find links to resources like school supplies, bus routes, new student registration and more.
School registration now available online
School registration is available online for the 2016-17 school year. Families without computer access may do so in person between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Olympia School District Administrative Center, Room 305, 1113 Legion Way S.E. in Olympia (three-story building on the corner of Legion Way S.E. and Eastside Street). Registration assistance will also be available at school offices after they re-open following summer break. Middle and high schools will re-open on August 8, and elementary schools will re-open on August 17. For more information about student registration before schools open, contact the school district's Student Information Systems office at 360-596-6150.
Knox administrative building - summer hours
Staff at the Knox Administrative building will be observing summer hours taking effect Monday, June 27, 2016, through Friday, August 26, 2016. Administrative offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during that time. Please schedule any business during these hours. Thank you!
2016-2017 School Year Calendar
We are pleased to announce that the Olympia School District Board of Directors has approved the calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. This calendar includes only district-wide holidays and events. School-specific events are not included so be sure to check school websites for specific school-related events and activities.
New district leadership assignments for 2016-17
We are pleased to announce that several individuals have been selected to serve in leadership positions for the 2016-17 school year. All positions were approved by the Olympia School Board this summer. District and school leaders work in close collaboration with other district leadership, teachers, students and families to ensure all students are successful.
Learning continues during the summer months
School is out for summer but many OSD students are still working hard to retrieve credit, reinforce important skills, fill in gaps in learning and become better prepared for the upcoming school year. More than 150 middle and high school students are enrolled in summer school at ORLA (Olympia Regional Learning Academy), and in “Fit for Life” at Olympia High School through July 29.
Capital HS Math Teacher Carol McKay named Capital Region 2017 Teacher of the Year
Capital High School Math Teacher Carol McKay has been named 2017 Regional Teacher of the Year by the Capital Region Educational Service District (ESD) 113.
McKay has been a teacher for 10 years, having spent the first part of her professional life in engineering and marketing positions. McKay said she was ready for a change and, having been raised by two teachers, knew the impact they made on students’ lives.
During her tenure as a teacher, colleagues say McKay has worked tirelessly and successfully integrated her technical, problem-solving and communications skills into a successful career in the classroom. In a recent thank you note, a student wrote to McKay, “Thank you for being one of the best math teachers I ever had…your teaching style and constant support for all of your students are what make you great.”
District achieves many successes in 2015-16
The Olympia School District is proud of our students and staff who achieve amazing successes every day. In an effort to recognize and celebrate those achievements both inside and outside the classroom,we have compiled a 2015-16 Accomplishments list. The list includes academic, athletic and extracurricular accomplishments that involve members of the Olympia School District community.
This will be an evolving document, changing as we learn of new reasons to celebrate student achievement, continuous improvement and 100 percent commitment to quality in our district. In September of 2016, we will begin a new list for the 2016-17 school year.
Summer lunch and kids in parks programs
Olympia Parks and Recreation will facilitate the USDA FREE lunch program this summer at both Garfield and Madison Elementary schools. Lunches are free for children 18 and under. Kids 6-12 years old can also participate in the free SKIPP (Summer Kids in Parks Program) after lunch.
Ways of keeping up with us
Your landing spot for more in-depth content and stories about what is taking place throughout our district. Here you will find emergency district communications, photos/albums, videos, district event postings, shared stories from the Olympian and ThurstonTalk, Student Spotlights, Featured Faculty and stories highlighting programs and accomplishments of students district wide. Please take a second to browse our Facebook page, and if you like what you see you can 'like us' to receive automatic updates.
We tweet emergency district communications, photos from schools, reminders of upcoming district events, hashtags and regularly retweet pertinent content from throughout our community. Take a look at our Twitter page and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our tweets.
Our Instagram account features photos and short video clips from schools, classrooms and events throughout our district with brief descriptions of the content. Visit our Instagram and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our posts.
News & Notes
Throughout the school year Superintendent Dick Cvitanich and our Communications team put together a News & Notes feature with stories and photos of news items that recently took place throughout our district. This is a great way to get a peek into all the great events and activities going on in the schools. Take a peek at our News & Notes page!
Friends of the OSD
Once a month we send out our Friends of the OSD email to our email list. This is a monthly recap of news and events that took place throughout the District. This is a combination of materials from our Friday Updates, Facebook posts, as well as news fresh off the press!
If you have something you’d like to see added, send the information to Conor Schober and we’ll work to get it posted to this page.
Communications & Community Relations
1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Voice: (360) 596-6103 / Fax: (360) 596-6101
Susan Gifford, Director of Communications & Community Relations: 596-6104
Conor Schober, Community Relations Coordinator: 596-6106
Kim Doherty, Communications Assistant: 596-6108
Diana Crawford, Public Disclosure Officer: 596-6112